A leading NPP communicator, a broadcast journalist and economist who is aspiring for MCE post in Offinso Municipal Assembly, has stated that the President’s health infrastructural projects dubbed Agenda 111 has been and will go down in the history of Ghana as the “elixir of visionary leadership”, that will catapult the NPP to break the 8 year rule jinx in Ghana!
John Kwadwo Owusu-Boakye, aka General Abito, made the call when he interacted with Youth Leaders of the various fun clubs in the Offinso South constituency, when they paid a call at his uncle’s funeral at Aduana Amoakwaah palace ( Tabi Adade Palace)at Dentin-Offinso.
According to the him, “if we had gotten leaders who boldly and visionary tackled our infrastructural development and sought to create a living legacy and engendered the employment of the teeming Youth ,then Ghana would have reached a standard like South Korea, and Brazil, Turkey and others in the development levels.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has shown astuteness and acumen in leadership and politics that translates into a sustainable welfare and goodwill for the citizenry!
“Health or the nation is the wealth of the country”, he quibbled.
In President John Agyekum Kufuors era, Construction and industry was contributing 17.5% of GDP! We saw massive works which brought incomes and increased household consumption patterns in the multiplier sense of economic growth. Ghana’s GDP growth was exponential and sustainable from a low 3.4% to a high of 8.6% from 2001-2008 and grew 14.2% in 2010!
But for the exogenous shocks to the system brought about by Covid-19 Ghana suffered a near missed recession in 2020!
Countries of the world have instituted stimulus packages to kick-start their ransacked economies and spur the needed growth to pre-covid eras and USA under President Joe Biden is spending $ 4.3 trillion on rebuilding and reconstructing obsolete infrastructural facilities in the USA ,this is expected to growth the world’s leading economy and galvanize the global economy, according to the Britton Woods institutions.
Ghana as one of the leading country in Covid-19 management has through the pragmatic and far-sighted leadership acumen of H.E.President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,has envisaged that pandemics may occur again and again due climate change and rising world temperatures, communicable and non communicable diseases will affect the lives of people and citizens ,thus bringing untold hardships and halting progressive economic development and progress. ” Men san encorpu san” to wit,’ a sound mind is in a sound body!
A nation with a payroll of about 650,000 workers ,about 80% government workers, and a 20% or less Private sector, speaks to the reader how important seeking the good health care delivery of the Ghanaian worker is very critical and crucially pertinent to NPP government.
Ironically, the president has just concluded a state visit to Germany and the reverse is the case with 80% private sector contribution to GDP and 20% public workers!
It is in consonance to the pragmatism of the President of the Republic, which as a way of ensuring a stimulus packages to revitalize and reinvigorate the economy of Ghana has chosen an inward looking “double-whammy” approach to achieving health care for its working population and citizenry and creating wealth at the same go!
This is ‘ work and happiness’ brought back ,every district without a district hospital will have a massive youth employment drive for artisans and labour works, whilst markets and sale of food and other consumables will flourish to give household incomes rise for the short, medium and long-term businesses and sustainable development for the beneficiary districts.
This model of neo-keynsian multiplier effects will change the levels of economic growth and transform Ghana into a hub for health care and tourism in the ACFTA zone and ECOWAS sub region!
Ghana in the next 3 years,ceteris peribus, will be a medical and pharmaceutical silicon valley of Africa!
All thanks and praises to the dreamer and the Chief of Staff needs great pat on her assiduous Team management and implementation of this an historic growth-centered stimulus package for Ghana! Posterity will hail you Mr President and Madam Chief of Staff and all the hard working friends who worked to bring this great value-for-tax-payers-money!!!
Unprecedented in the workings of Ghana the Designing, consulting and implementation are all Ghanaian companies and firms and this speaks volumes of the inward looking and building the expertise of Ghanaian private sector. In the end, Ghana and Germany have great Agenda in common through ‘ Beyond Aid’ mantra.
Germany Beyond Aid after world war II, through the Marshall Plan for reconstruction of Germany through IBRD! Ghana on the other side is building a country ‘Beyond Aid’ through Agenda 111!Read my lips, a great dawn has come to Ghana and Thank you,Mr President!!